Degree and Diploma Programs by Graduate Unit
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Nursing Science
Faculty Affiliation
Nursing
Degree Programs Offered
Nursing Science—MN, MHSc (Health Administration)/
MN, PhD
Diploma Programs Offered
Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner Field) Concurrent
Diploma in Anaesthesia Care
Post-Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner Field) Diploma
in Anaesthesia Care
Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner (PMNP) Diploma
Collaborative Programs
The following collaborative programs are available to
students in participating degree programs as listed below:
1. Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the
Life Course
 Nursing Science, MN, PhD
2. Bioethics
 Nursing Science, MN, PhD
3. Global Health
 Nursing Science, PhD
4. Resuscitation Sciences
 Nursing Science, MN, PhD
5. Women's Health
 Nursing Science, MN, PhD
Overview
The Master of Nursing program prepares advanced
nurses with specialized knowledge, skills, and expertise in
a defined area of nursing. The program offers three fields:
 Clinical Nursing
 Health Systems Leadership and Administration
 Nurse Practitioner
The Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner field)
Concurrent Diploma in Anaesthesia Care provides
advanced education for Nurse Practitioner field students to
develop their knowledge and skill related to the continuum
of anaesthesia care. The diploma is completed in
conjunction with the MN (NP field) program.
The Combined Master of Health Science (Health
Administration)/Master of Nursing program provides
students who have a strong interest in both nursing and
health administration with an opportunity to engage in an
integrated program leading to the concurrent receipt of the
MN and MHSc (Health Administration) degrees.
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The Doctor of Philosophy program prepares scientists
with the required analytical and research skills to study
nursing, health systems, or other related problems.
Students study in one of three research fields:
 Effective Care and Health Outcomes
 Critical Approaches to Health and Health Care
 Nursing Health Systems
The Post-Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner field)
Diploma in Anaesthesia Care is for students who are
already nurse practitioners currently registered or eligible
for registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a
Nurse Practitioner.
The Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner Diploma provides
students holding an appropriate graduate degree the
opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills required
to practise as a nurse practitioner. Students study in the
areas of adult, paediatric, and primary health care —global
health.
Contact and Address
Web: http://bloomberg.nursing.utoronto.ca
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (416) 978-8727
Fax: (416) 978-8222
Graduate Department of Nursing Science
University of Toronto
Suite 130, 155 College Street
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1P8
Canada
Degree Programs
Nursing Science
Master of Nursing
Minimum Admission Requirements
 Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations
of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also
satisfy the Graduate Department of Nursing Science's
additional admission requirements stated below.
 Applicants must hold the BScN degree of the University
of Toronto or an equivalent degree. Applicants must
have obtained at least a mid-B standing in the final year
of undergraduate study and, in addition, must have
obtained at least a B standing in the next-to-final year.
 Applicants seeking admission to the Nurse Practitioner
field must also have a minimum of two years of clinical
experience.
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 Applicants must hold current registration as a Registered
Nurse or equivalent.
 For further information about admissions, please contact
the Graduate Department of Nursing Science.
Program Requirements
 To qualify for the degree, a student shall complete a
program of study outlined by the Graduate Department
of Nursing Science.
Field: Clinical Nursing
 The MN program requires 5.0 full-course equivalents
(FCEs), including:
o four foundational courses (NUR 1017H, NUR 1022H,
NUR 1028H, NUR 1034H);
o a 1.0 FCE practicum-based course (NUR 1072Y),
which should be taken alone in the final session and
only after completion of all other coursework and
program requirements;
o one of the relational courses (NUR 1012H, NUR
1016H, NUR 1021H, NUR 1032H, or NUR 1043H);
and
o three courses chosen from a core-field concentration,
two of which must be Faculty of Nursing courses; one
core-field course may be taken outside the Faculty of
Nursing.
Field: Health Systems Leadership and Administration
 The MN program requires 5.0 full-course equivalents
(FCEs) including:
o four foundational courses (NUR 1016H, NUR 1017H,
NUR 1027Y, NUR 1034H);
o two field of study courses (NUR 1160Y and NUR
1161H); and
o a 1.0 FCE practicum-based course (NUR 1072Y),
which should be taken alone in the final session and
only after completion of all other coursework and
program requirements
 This field of study is offered in a hybrid learning format
including online and required on-campus, in-class
learning. There are two required on-campus learning
periods: one embedded in NUR 1160Y in Year 1 and the
second embedded in NUR 1072Y in Year 2. Courses are
prescribed and normally students progress through the
program within a defined student cohort. Normally,
successful completion of Year 1 courses is required for
students to enter Year 2 of their program.
 Year 1 course sequencing:
o Fall—NUR 1017H and NUR 1027Y
o Winter—NUR 1027Y and NUR 1160Y*
o Summer—NUR 1160Y*
 Year 2 course sequencing:
o Fall—NUR 1016H and NUR 1161H
o Winter—NUR 1034H
o Summer—NUR 1072Y*
 *NUR 1160Y and NUR 1072Y both include a required
one-week, on-campus, in-class learning experience, a
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required practicum component, and required eLearning
activities.
Field: Nurse Practitioner
 The MN program requires 5.5 full-course equivalents
(FCEs), including:
o four foundational courses (NUR 1017H, NUR 1022H,
NUR 1028H, NUR 1034H);
o NUR 1100Y;
o a combination of courses based on their specialization
in adult (NUR 1101H and NUR 1115Y), paediatric
(NUR 1102H and NUR 1116Y), or primary health
care–global health (NUR 1114H and NUR 1117Y); and
o NUR 1110Y, which must be taken alone in the final
session and only after completion of all other
coursework and program requirements.
 This field of study is offered in both eLearning and
campus-based formats.
Program Length
6 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence:
F/W/S/F/W/S)
Time Limit
3 years full-time
Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner
Field) Concurrent Diploma in Anaesthesia
Care
Minimum Admission Requirements
 Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations
of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also
satisfy the Graduate Department of Nursing Science's
additional admission requirements stated below.
 To qualify, applicants must be first admitted to the
master's program in the Nurse Practitioner field.
 Applicants must have successfully completed a
minimum of two sessions in the MN (NP Field) program.
 Applicants must apply directly to the Faculty of Nursing
by June 1 in Year 1 of the MN (NP field) program and
are selected by an internal process involving the Faculty
Admissions Committee.
 Applicants must have the two years of experience
required for the MN (NP field), normally in critical care or
equivalent, and submit a written statement to support
their interest and future application to this program.
 Applicants must hold current registration as a Registered
Nurse or equivalent.
 The diploma must be completed in conjunction with the
MN curriculum that includes all NP courses required in
the NP field of the MN program. Students must meet all
School of Graduate Studies requirements for admission
to and completion of the MN program, whether or not
they complete the diploma program.
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 Prerequisite is the Anaesthesia Graduate Certificate
(basic) with pass grade from the Michener Institute or
equivalent (1.0 full-course equivalent [FCE]).
Program Requirements
 The diploma, completed in conjunction with the MN NP
program, requires two years of full-time study to meet
the MN requirements and three sessions of full-time
study for the diploma, with two sessions embedded
within the MN (NP field) and one additional session.
 Students complete a total of 3.0 FCEs (includes two
clinical courses) in a program of study outlined by the
Graduate Department of Nursing Science. Students are
required to complete the following:
o NUR 1201H Principles of Anaesthesia Care
o NUR 1202H Advanced Pain Management Across
Clinical Settings
o NUR 1209Y Advanced Nursing Practice in Caring for
Clients and Families Requiring Anaesthesia I (300
clinical hours)
o NUR 1210Y Advanced Nursing Practice in Caring for
Clients and Families Requiring Anaesthesia II(300
clinical hours)
Program Length
7 sessions full-time
Time Limit
6 years full-time
Combined Master of Health Science
(Health Administration)/ Master of Nursing
For full details, see the Master of Health Science (Health
Administration)/Master of Nursing entry in the Combined
Programs section of this calendar.
Doctor of Philosophy
Minimum Admission Requirements
 Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations
of the School of Graduate Studies.
 Applicants must also satisfy the Graduate Department of
Nursing Science's additional admission requirements
stated below. Applicants must have a master's degree or
its equivalent in nursing or related field with at least a B+
standing from a recognized university.
 For further information about admissions, please contact
the Graduate Department of Nursing Science.
Program Requirements
 The PhD in Nursing is offered as a full-time program.
Courses
Successful completion of all required courses by the end
of Year 2 in the program.
 Students must successfully complete a minimum of 3.0
full course equivalents (FCEs) that include:
o PhD Seminar (1.0 FCE)
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o Field of Study Course (0.5 FCE) that includes one of
the following:
 NUR 1085H (for students in the critical perspectives in
health and healthcare field of study)
 NUR 1086H (for students in the Nursing Health Systems
field of study) or
 NUR 1087H (for students in the Effective Care and
Health Outcomes field of study)
o at least one method course (0.5 FCE) relevant to the
field of study and to the dissertation plans
o at least one course (0.5 FCE) related to the
substantive area of the field of study and thesis plans
o the fifth required course (0.5 FCE) may be either a
method or substantive area course as determined by
the student and the supervisory committee.
 Students must attain a minimum average standing at the
B+ level for required courses.
 Students are normally expected to complete all five
required courses (3.0 FCEs) by the end of Year 2.If all
required courses are not successfully completed (with a
minimum average standing at the B+ level) by the end of
Year 3, the Faculty of Nursing will normally make a
recommendation to SGS for termination of registration.
Literature Review Paper
Successful completion of the literature review paper.
 The literature review paper topic as well as type and
format of the literature review paper must be approved
by the supervisor (with signed documentation by the
student and supervisor) by April 30 of Year 1. This
agreement should specify the problem statement, the
format/type of literature review that is appropriate to the
field of study, and to the scholarly traditions within which
the student's researchis situated.
 The literature review paper must be submitted by
September 15 of Year 2. The submitted literature review
paper will be formally reviewed and evaluated by the
supervisor and at least one additional thesis committee
member. Written and verbal feedback about the
submitted literature review paper will be provided to the
student at a supervisory committee meeting. For the
literature review paper to be considered a pass, both
faculty members' assessments of the literature review
paper must be at the successful completion or pass
level. If both examinations are considered pass, the
student may receive either
a satisfactory or excellent rating at their supervisory
committee meeting. If one or both paper reviews are
rated unsatisfactory or not pass, then the student
receives an unsatisfactory rating at the supervisory
committee meeting.
 If the student does not successfully complete the
literature review paper first submitted, the student will
have one additional opportunity to revise and rewrite the
literature review paper, based on the feedback received
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at the supervisory committee. The student must resubmit
the revised literature review paper by December 1 of
Year 2. This revised literature review paper must be
formally evaluated by the supervisor and one other
thesis committee member (normally the same committee
member who completed the assessment of the original
literature review paper). The student will receive
feedback about the revised literature review paper at a
supervisory committee meeting. For the literature review
to be considered a pass, both faculty members'
assessments of the literature review must be at
the pass level. If both reviews are considered pass, the
student may receive either
a satisfactory or excellent rating at their supervisory
committee meeting. If one or both reviews are
rated failure/not pass, then the student receives
an unsatisfactory rating at the supervisory committee
meeting.
 If the student does not successfully complete the
literature review paper on the second attempt, the
Faculty of Nursing will normally recommend to SGS that
the student's registration in the PhD program be
terminated.
Thesis Proposal
Successful defence of the thesis proposal, normally by the
end of Year 2.
 Students are normally expected to defend their thesis
proposal by the end of Year 2 of their program. Students
must successfully defend their thesis proposal no later
than the end of Year 3. The format of the proposal will
be similar to that of a modified tri-council grant
application. Assessment of the thesis proposal consists
of both the written proposal and the oral defence of the
proposal. Students who do not successfully defend the
proposal after the first attempt may have one additional
opportunity to successfully present and defend the
written proposal, and this must be accomplished before
the end of Year 3 of the program.
 If the student does not successfully defend the thesis
proposal by the end of Year 3 (including a second
attempt, if required), the Faculty of Nursing will
recommend to SGS that the student's registration in the
PhD program be terminated.
 The student's dissertation will be defended in the
Doctoral Final Oral Examination of the School of
Graduate Studies.
Program Length
4 years full-time; 5 years transfer-from-master's
Diploma Programs
Nurse Practitioner
Post-Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner
Field) Diploma in Anaesthesia Care
Minimum Admission Requirements
 Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations
of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also
satisfy the Graduate Department of Nursing Science's
additional admission requirements stated below.
 Applicants must have completed a University of
Toronto Master of Nursing (NP field) degree or
equivalent.
 Applicants must be currently registered or are eligible for
registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a
Nurse-Practitioner Adult or Nurse Practitioner
Paediatrics.
 Applicants must normally have two years of experience
in critical care or equivalent.
 Applicants must provide three letters of reference
(academic, professional, and clinical [NP or MD]), and
submit a written statement to support their application to
this program.
 Applicants must apply by June 1 to the Faculty of
Nursing.
 Prerequisite is successful completion (Pass grade) of the
Anaesthesia Graduate Certificate (basic) from the
Michener Institute or equivalent (1.0 full-course
equivalent [FCE]).
 Applicants must hold current registration as a Registered
Nurse or equivalent.
Program Requirements
 Students complete a total of 3.0 FCEs (includes two
clinical courses) in a program of study outlined by the
Graduate Department of Nursing Science. Students are
required to complete the following:
o NUR 1201H Principles of Anaesthesia Care.
o NUR 1202H Advanced Pain Management Across
Clinical Settings.
o NUR 1209Y Advanced Nursing Practice in Caring for
Clients and Families Requiring Anaesthesia I (300
clinical hours).
o NUR 1210Y Advanced Nursing Practice in Caring for
Clients and Families Requiring Anaesthesia II (300
clinical hours).
Program Length
Time Limit
3 sessions full-time
6 years full-time; 7 years transfer-from-master's
3 years full-time
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Time Limit
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Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner Diploma
NUR 1017H
History of Ideas in Nursing Practice
 Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations
NUR 1021H
Nursing Ethics
of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also
satisfy the Graduate Department of Nursing Science's
additional admission requirements stated below.
 Applicants to the Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner
(PMNP) diploma program must have completed a
master's degree in nursing or an equivalent graduate
degree that includes clinical nursing experience and a
minimum of two years of clinical nursing experience.
 Preference is given to applicants who have one or more
years in an advanced nursing practice role (in addition to
clinical experience) and support within their employment
setting.
 Applicants must hold current registration as a Registered
Nurse or equivalent.
NUR 1022H
Research Design, Appraisal, and Utilization
NUR 1023H
Critical Issues in the Design and Conduct of
Controlled Trials of Behavioural Health Care
Interventions (For PhD students only.
Prerequisite: Introductory graduate course in
research design and biostatistics.
For students planning an RCT for their thesis
research.)
NUR 1024H
Foundations of Qualitative Inquiry
NUR 1025H
Doing Qualitative Research: Design and
Data Collection
NUR 1027Y
Integrated Approaches to Research
Appraisal and Utilization
NUR 1028H
Introduction to Qualitative Research:
Methodologies, Appraisal and Knowledge
Translation
NUR 1029H
Advanced Practice Nursing Care for Older
Adults
NUR 1030H
Principles of Leadership and Advanced
Clinical Practice in Emergency Preparedness
NUR 1032H
Group Process and Professional Practice
NUR 1034H
Program Planning and Evaluation in Nursing
NUR 1035H
Public and Population Health Perspectives
NUR 1036H
Advanced Nursing Practice in Oncology
NUR 1038H
Social Determinants of Health in a Global
Context
NUR 1039H
Women's Health Across the Lifespan
NUR 1040H
Issues in Women's Health Care
NUR 1042H
Responses of Children and Families to
Illness in Childhood
NUR 1043H
Theories of Interpersonal Process
NUR 1045H
Theories of Pain: Impact on the Individual,
Family and Society
NUR 1046H
Persistent Illness: Theoretical, Research and
Practice Implications
NUR 1047H
Community Participation and Health
NUR 1048H
Politics of Health in the Community
Minimum Admission Requirements
Program Requirements
 All students in the PMNP diploma program are required
to complete a total of 3.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs)
as follows:
o NUR 1100Y Pathophysiologic Concepts and
Therapeutics.
o NUR 1101H Advanced Health Assessment and
Clinical Reasoning: Adult or NUR 1102H Advanced
Health Assessment and Clinical Reasoning: Paediatric
or NUR 1114H Advanced Health Assessment and
Clinical Reasoning: Primary Health Care—Global
Health; each course consists of 100 clinical hours.
o NUR 1115Y Advanced Health Assessment and
Therapeutic Management: Adult or NUR 1116Y
Advanced Health Assessment and Therapeutic
Management: Paediatric or NUR 1117Y Advanced
Health Assessment and Therapeutic Management:
Primary Health Care—Global Health; each course
consists of 500 clinical hours.
o NUR 1110Y Advanced Nursing Practice: Roles and
Issues; course consists of 200 clinical hours.
 Three program courses require the learners to be
engaged in clinical practice.
 This part-time program is completed in six sessions.
Program Length
6 sessions (2 years) part-time
Time Limit
6 years part-time
Course List
NUR 1012H
Culture and Relations
NUR 1014H
The Politics of Aboriginal Health
NUR 1016H
Health Systems, Policy, and the Profession
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NUR 1049H
Nursing Approaches to Common
Physiological and Behavioural Manifestations
of Critically Ill Patients
NUR 1050H
Coping With Illness
NUR 1051H
Assessment and Management of Common
Responses to Illness
NUR 1052H
Perinatal Nursing Sciences
NUR 1057H
Interventions to Enhance Health, Abilities
and Well-being
NUR 1058H
Aging, Gender and Equity
NUR 1059H
Informatics: Theory and Application in
Nursing
NUR 1060H
Leadership and Management of Nursing and
Health Services
NUR 1061H
Patient Information Systems/Workload
Measurement
NUR 1062H
Measuring Nursing Care Effectiveness:
Economic and Financial Perspectives
NUR 1064H
Behaviour in Health Care Organizations
NUR 1066H
Improving Quality and Safety in Healthcare
NUR 1067H
Recovery-Oriented Mental Health Systems of
Care
NUR 1087H
Foundations of Clinical Research
NUR 1090H
Measurement of Data Quality (Prerequisite:
completion of an advanced graduate level
statistics course)
NUR 1100Y
Pathophysiologic Concepts and Therapeutics
NUR 1101H
Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical
Reasoning: Adult (Credit/No Credit)
(Prerequisite: NUR 1100Y. Pre- or corequisite: NUR 1022H.)
NUR 1102H
Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical
Reasoning: Paediatric (Credit/No Credit)
(Prerequisite: NUR 1100Y. Pre- or corequisite: NUR 1022H.)
NUR 1110Y
Advanced Nursing Practice: Roles and
Issues (Credit/No Credit) (Prerequisite: NUR
1115Y or NUR 1116Y or NUR 1117Y. Pre- or
co-requisite: NUR 1034H)
NUR 1114H
Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical
Reasoning: Primary Health Care—Global
Health (Credit/No Credit) (Prerequisite: NUR
1100Y. Pre- or co-requisite: NUR 1022H.)
NUR 1115Y
Advanced Health Assessment and
Therapeutic Management: Adult
(Prerequisites: NUR 1017H, NUR 1022H,
NUR 1100Y, NUR 1101H.)
NUR 1116Y
Advanced Health Assessment and
Therapeutic Management: Paediatric
(Prerequisites: NUR 1017H, NUR 1022H,
NUR 1100Y, NUR 1102H.)
NUR 1117Y
Advanced Health Assessment and
Therapeutic Management: Primary Health
Care—Global Health (Prerequisites: NUR
1017H, NUR 1022H, NUR 1100Y, NUR
1114H.)
NUR 1160Y
Healthcare Administration and Leadership for
Nurses
NUR 1068H
Youth and Mental Health Promotion
NUR 1072Y
Advanced Nursing Practice Scholarship
NUR 1073H
Research in Health Informatics
NUR 1074H
Facilitating Learning: Nursing Perspectives
NUR 1075H
Applied Statistics for Nursing Research I
NUR 1076H
Applied Statistics for Nursing Research II
NUR 1080H
Theoretical Perspectives in Nursing Science
NUR 1200H
Reading Course
NUR 1081Y
PhD Student/Faculty Seminars
NUR 1201H
Principles of Anaesthesia Care
NUR 1082H
Knowledge Production in Nursing and Health
NUR 1202H
Pain Management Across Clinical Settings:
Theory, Research and Practice
NUR 1083H
Comparative Politics of Health Policy in
Globalizing World
NUR 1209Y
Advanced Nursing Practice in Anaesthesia I
NUR 1210Y
Advanced Nursing Practice in Anaesthesia II
NUR 1085H
Topics in Critical Perspectives in Health and
Health Care
NUR 1086H
Selected Topics in Nursing/Health Services
Research Methods
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